Monmouth’s Eric Klenofsky Selected 34th Overall by D.C. United in 2017 MLS SuperDraft
Release: January 13, 2017
EDISON, NJ – Monmouth University Men’s Soccer goalkeeper Eric Klenofsky has been selected by D.C. United in the second round (34th overall) of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft. Klenofsky becomes the first player from the MAAC drafted since Iona’s Ignacio Maganto and Monmouth’s Matt Jeffery, who were both selected in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.
The Lincoln Park, NJ native was named the 2016 MAAC Co-Goalkeeper of the Year and was selected to the 2016 All-MAAC Second Team. He also earned 2016 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) First Team All-Northeast Region honors.
Klenofsky led the MAAC in goals against average (0.87) and save percentage (84.1%) this past season. He averaged 4.82 saves per game, which was tied for the second-best mark in the conference in 2016. The senior stopped a total of 52 shots and recorded four shutouts in 11 games.
In 2015 Klenofsky was named the MAAC Goalkeeper of the Year after leading the conference in saves (80) and was tied for the league’s lead in shutouts with seven. He ranked fourth in both goals against average (1.00) and save percentage (78.4%). Klenofsky was a two-time NCAA Statistical Champion in goals against average (2013 & 2014).Over the course of his four-year career at Monmouth, Klenofsky compiled an overall record of (36-13-16) and posted 32 shutouts. He had a career goals against average of 0.66 and recorded a 84.2 save percentage. The keeper led the Hawks to three MAAC Championship games (2013, 2014 & 2015) and won a MAAC Championship with the Hawks in 2014.